The aim of this project was to undertake research that gave insights into the current state of play and the potential of emerging forms of Internet-enabled market and community exchanges to shape the way people participate in paid and unpaid employment. Crowdsourcing and crowdfunding characterise these online exchanges and the research focuses on how they provide new opportunities for individuals to develop their employability as well as the new capabilities that they demand. The project will build on previous work commissioned by IPTS as it will use the employability model developed by Green et al. (2012) as the theoretical framework. In this way, the study also served to expand the model to account for a specific dimension of the role of ICT for employability, namely, the role of ICT-enabled labour markets.
Green, A., de Hoyos, M., Barnes, S-A., Baldauf, B. and Behle, H. (2014). Exploratory Research on Internet-enabled Work Exchanges and Employability. Analysis and synthesis of qualitative evidence on crowdsourcing for work, funding and volunteers. European Commission Joint Research Centre Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, JRC Scientific and Policy Reports (Report EUR 26423 EN), Stewart, J. (ed.), Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, ISBN 978-92-79-35047-4.
Green, A., de Hoyos, M., Barnes, S., Baldauf, B. and Behle, H. (2013). CrowdEmploy Crowdsourcing Case Studies: An Empirical Investigation into the Impact of Crowdsourcing on Employability. European Commission Joint Research Centre Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, JRC Technical Reports (Report EUR 26351 EN), Stewart, J. (ed.), Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, ISBN 978-92-79-34745-0.
Barnes, S-A., de Hoyos, M., Baldauf, B., Behle, H. and Green, A. (2013). D2: Review of State of the Art and Mapping: CROWDEMPLOY. Seville, Spain: JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies.